Current Journal Articles (#214 //June, 2019)

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Current Journal Articles (#214 // June, 2019)

Introduction: About once a month (supply allowing), we post a listing of recently published historical articles about disability (somewhat broadly defined). These articles are usually found on the "current periodicals" shelves at a university library, from the most recent two calendar years (right now, 2018-2019). Most of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. We also include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations.

The usual caveats:

  1. your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these articles, and include others;

  2. listing here does not necessarily constitute a recommendation of the articles involved; and

  3. only English-language tables of contents or abstracts are usually culled (but works in other languages are welcome from contributors).



Davis, Fiona Lee, “Blindness, abuse and influence within a late nineteenth century enquiry,” Women's History Review  28:4 (2019), 607-625.

Howarth, R. J., & Aleguas, S. A., “Through a glass darkly: patients of the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane at Jacksonville, USA (1854–80),” History of Psychiatry, 30:2 (June 2019):150–171.

Rowlands, Sam, and Jean-Jacques Amy. “Sterilization of those with Intellectual Disability: Evolution from Non-consensual Interventions to Strict Safeguards,” Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 23: 2 (June 2019): 233-49. 



Dunst, Alexander. “Review of The British Anti-Psychiatrists: From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960–1971 (Oisín Wall),” History of Psychiatry 30:2 (June 2019): 262–63. 



Patricia Clark, “Review of Disability in Antiquity (Christian Laes, ed.),” June, 2019. Available at


Handley-Cousins, Sarah. Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North. Athens: University of Georgia, 2019. 


Contributions received this month from: 

Iain Hutchinson, Ph.D., University of Glasgow


Compiled by:

Lauren MacIvor Thompson, Ph.D., Georgia State University